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Kurdish Forces in Fresh Push to Close in on Daesh-Held Mosul

By Saif Hameed WARDAK, Iraq, Aug 14 – Kurdish Peshmerga forces backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes launched a fresh attack on Daesh militants in northern Iraq in the early hours of Sunday, as part of a plan to close in on their de facto capital Mosul, a Kurdish official said. The offensive began after heavy

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Daesh hits U.S.-backed Syrian rebel base near Iraq border

BEIRUT, Aug 7 – Daesh suicide bombers on Sunday attacked a military base for U.S.-backed fighters near the Syrian-Iraqi border, leaving several dead before blowing themselves up, rebel sources and the militants said on Sunday. They said the dawn attack on the heavily defended military camp near the Syrian al Tanf border crossing with Iraq

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As ‘Caliphate’ Shrinks, Daesh Looks to Global Attacks

By Stephen Kalin and Ahmed Tolba BAGHDAD/CAIRO, July 31 – Daesh, losing territory and on the retreat in Iraq and Syria, has claimed credit for a surge in global attacks this summer, most of them in France and Germany. The wave of attacks followed a call to strike against the West during the Islamic holy

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U.N. Urges U.S.-Russia Deal on Syria, Cautious on Russian Aleppo Plan

GENEVA, July 28 – U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura called on Russia and the United States on Thursday to work together in reducing the fighting in Syria, saying that failure of their cooperation plan would have a very negative impact on planned peace talks. U.S. and Russian military officials were coming to Geneva to

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Daesh Said to Shun Withdrawal Offer in Surrounded Syrian City of Manbij

BEIRUT, July 23 – Daesh appeared to have shunned an offer for its fighters to withdraw safely from the Syrian city of Manbij and clashes with U.S.-backed forces raged ahead of its expiry, a spokesman for Washington-backed forces said on Saturday. The Syria Democratic Forces alliance, made up of Arab and Kurdish fighters and backed

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Syrian Army Presses Offensive Against Daesh

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, June 5 РThe Syrian army pushed into Raqqa province, home to the de facto capital of Daesh, after a major Russian-backed offensive against the militants, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday. The offensive is the third big assault on the self-proclaimed caliphate in recent days after Iraqi forces

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Clashes Between Daesh, Syrian Rebels Kill Dozens Near Turkey: Monitor

BEIRUT, May 28 РFighting between Daesh and Syrian rebels near the Turkish border has killed dozens of people in the last two days, as Daesh militants keep up an offensive that has led to rapid territorial gains, a monitoring group said on Saturday. Fighters from the militant group entered the rebel-held town of Marea early

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